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nonpolar

[non-poh-ler]
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adjective Physical Chemistry.
  1. containing no permanently dipolar molecules; lacking a dipole.
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Origin of nonpolar

First recorded in 1890–95; non- + polar
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  • To non-polar people no words can convey an adequate idea of the dangers to be met, of the privations to be endured.

    True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World

    Adolphus W. Greely


Word Origin and History for non-polar

adj.

also nonpolar, 1892, from non- + polar.

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